Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Call for papers

Call for Papers: 9th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference

The Intellectual Property Program at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law will host the 9th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference on August 6th and 7th, 2009.

The IP Scholars Conference brings together intellectual property scholars to present their works-in-progress in order to benefit from the critique of colleagues. The conference is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, UC Berkeley School of Law; the Intellectual Property Program, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University; the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology, DePaul University College of Law; and the Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology, Stanford Law School.

The format of the conference is designed to facilitate open discussion and to help scholars hone their ideas. Papers presented should be works-in-progress that can benefit from substantial commentary and revision. Because of the importance of group discussion, we ask that attendees and presenters plan to attend the conference for its duration. Individuals who would prefer to only attend a single session or a small number of sessions should not plan to attend the conference.

Requests to Present:
Requests to present a work should be submitted electronically, no later than April 13, 2009, to David Morrison (contact information below). Requests to present that are received after April 13, 2009 will be considered only to the extent there is available space within an appropriate session of the conference. Decisions on requests to present will be made no later than June 1, 2009, and requestors will be notified by that time. Final abstracts for inclusion in the conference binder, and papers for posting on the conference website, will be due July 16, 2009.

Requests to Present should include all of the following information:

1. Presentation topic

2. Presenter’s name

3. Academic affiliation and contact information, including e-mail, office phone and mailing address

4. Abstract in .doc or .pdf format

5. IPSC 2009 will include both plenary and breakout sessions. A small number of people will be asked to present their works-in-progress during the plenary sessions. Please indicate if you would prefer NOT to be considered for the plenary sessions.

Requests to Attend:
There will be a limited number of attendance reservations available for academics who do not wish to present a work at the conference, but who would like to attend and participate in discussions. Requests to attend should be directed to David Morrison (contact information below). Confirmation of attendance reservations will be available by June 1, 2009.

All conference presenters and attendees are expected to pay for their individual transportation and lodging costs. A block of rooms will be reserved by Cardozo for conference attendees at a discounted group rate. Check for updates on hotel accommodations at www.ipscholars.org.

David Morrison
IP Fellow & Administrative Director, Intellectual Property Program
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

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